I’ve read every shin splint post on here and I still have them. I have had shin splints for about the past two months, and it’s getting pretty bad.
I was wondering if you guys could give me some advice before I drop the money to go see a professional.
To try and coutner this, I have been doing the exercise where you hold a dumbell between your feet and curl it up. I forget what it’s called, but it’s in an article here somewhere. I also have shoes built for over-pronation. They’re Saucony Trigon 4’s (aka guides).
As far as the problem goes:
I have a high amount of over-pronation in my feet. My ankles center about 1.5 inches to the inside of my foot’s centroid when looking at them from head on.
The pain is on the frontal-inner edge of my shins, like squeezing a knife between my legs.
Running (especially in combat boots, but that’s a given), step ups, and power cleans are what hurt the most.
People at PT always give me worthless advice like “walk this way, that way, your shoes are too big, too small, too tight, too lose”, and it’s getting to the point where I’m seriously considering getting therapy. I can no longer max my physical fitness test due to a 10:30 mile and a half run from the pain.